Grêmio hosts Sport Recife at Arena Grêmio on a postponed match from the Brazilian Serie A this Saturday.
It is Gremio’s big chance to get closer to the leader Corinthians.
With the slip-up on their last match from Corinthians, Gremio can now cut the gap between them and the 1st place and get closer to Corinthians.
At the moment, Gremio is still in 2nd place on the league table with 40 points gained so far. Corinthians sits with 50, 10 more. If Gremio get the win, the lead decreased to 7 points.
Playing as a host, Gremio has 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, with a goal record of 13 goals scored and 5 conceded.
The team hasn’t won on their last 2 matches in the league, after losing to Botafogo and tying against Atlético Paranaense.
A lot of that can be explained by the constant rotation imposed by their manager, who gives priority to other competitions.
Latest results – Grêmio/RS:
30.08.2017 PL Cruzeiro/MG 2-0 Grêmio/RS
23.08.2017 Cup Cruzeiro/MG 1-0/p.3-2 Grêmio/RS
20.08.2017 D1 Grêmio/RS 0-0 Atlético/PR
16.08.2017 Cup Grêmio/RS 1-0 Cruzeiro/MG
13.08.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 1-0 Grêmio/RS
09.08.2017 CLA Grêmio/RS 2-1 Godoy Cruz
Latest results – Sport Recife/PE:
20.08.2017 D1 Cruzeiro/MG 2-0 Sport Recife/PE
13.08.2017 D1 Sport Recife/PE 0-0 Ponte Preta/SP
05.08.2017 D1 Corinthians/SP 3-1 Sport Recife/PE
02.08.2017 D1 Sport Recife/PE 2-2 Fluminense/RJ
30.07.2017 D1 Bahia/BA 1-3 Sport Recife/PE
27.07.2017 CSA Arsenal Sarandi 2-1 Sport Recife/PE
Grêmio vs Sport Recife – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Winless on the last 4 matches, Sport saw their recovery being stopped. It is worth noting that Sport was sitting in the relegation zone at a certain point of the season.
But after Luexemburgo’s arrival, the team’s performance improved exponentially in the league, even reaching the G6 (Top 6 spots that give access to the Copa Libertadores) and giving the impression they were fighting for those qualification spots.
But with this negative streak, the team has dropped in the league table again. Then now sit in 11th place of the league table with 29 points gained so far.
Away from home, they have 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, scoring 12 goals and conceding 17 in the process.
Grêmio will play without their usual attack here. Barrios and Luan are out on National team’s duties and Pedro Rocha is being negotiated.
That will decrease the team’s firepower. As for Sport, they have been sitting back away from home, always defending and trying to explore the counter-attack lately.
Therefore, I believe we will see a low-scoring match here.
|Under 2.5 goals||